Highlands Albuquerque

The social work program at Albuquerque offers both the B.S.W. and M.S.W. degrees as well as a joint M.S.W./M.B.A. program. The program offers two program concentrations: clinical practice and government nonprofit management. The dual degrees M.S.W./M.B.A. program is offered to students seeking admission into the two-year M.S.W. program.

Our program has been in operation in the Albuquerque area since 1992. We have established positive working relationships with a multitude of public and private human service agencies in Albuquerque area, which provide student internships. An average of 200 students are enrolled each academic year. Approximately 60 percent attend on a full-time basis and 40 percent are part-time students who have full-time jobs and other family responsibilities. The flexibility of our class schedule allows students to attend the program without sacrificing family or employment responsibilities.

The flexible class schedule for both programs affords students the opportunity to attend on a full-time or part-time basis. Classes are offered during the day, evenings and weekends. Students may choose to attend either full time days, full-time evenings or a combination of both day and evenings or may attend on a part-time basis.

The proximity of the city, close to over five Indian Pueblos and other rural communities, provides students the opportunity to work with diverse populations in both rural and urban settings.

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  • Clinical Practice
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Clinical Practice
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Dual Degree, MSW/MBA (MBA is online)
  • Substance Abuse Focus

Social Work CEUs

Additional Online Programs: click here

Albuquerque Information
5041 Indian School Rd, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Registrar Forms

Partner Organizations
Central New Mexico Community College

Registration and Financial Aid

New Student Orientation
The Albuquerque center conducts new student orientation at the beginning of the fall semester.

Registrar’s Office

  • Registration and Add/Drop
  • Transcripts
  • Degree checks and graduation

Main Office:
(505) 454-3438

Albuquerque contact:
Joanne Martinez
(505) 260-6181


Business Office

  • Pay bills
  • Clear account holds
  • Student accounts receivable

Main Office:
(505) 454-3444

Albuquerque contact:
Joanne Martinez
(505) 260-6181


Financial Aid/Scholarships

  • Financial aid questions
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Financial aid forms (FAFSA)

Main Office:
(505) 454-3318

Albuquerque contact:
Joanne Martinez
(505) 260-6181


Veterans Certifying Official

  • VA requires veterans have applications for payment verified by the institution.
    Charley Ford
    (505) 891-6910


Advising and Tutoring

Academic Advising and Transfer Assistance
Albuquerque contact:
Joanne Martinez
(505) 260-6181

Degree Audit

  • Provides access to degree programs and program of study.

Log-in to https://banweb.nmhu.edu/ then click student, then click Degree Audit.

Faculty Office Hours
All faculty teaching hold regularly scheduled office hours at the center, via phone, or via Zoom, and are also available by appointment.

Library Resources
Dedicated full-time library staff for campus centers and online on the web at www.nmhu.edu/library/distance-education-library-services

Tutoring via NetTutor
(24/7 online services)

Writing Center and Writing Support
Writing Center Tutoring via Zoom

Turnitin Software available to students in D2L.


Counseling Services

Advocacy services and prevention education for interpersonal violence, suicide, mental health well-being, etc. Provides referrals for community resources. Program orientation online for all incoming students.
Main Office:
(505) 795-3665 or 505-429-4505 (Crisis number)


Other Student Services

Accessibility Services
Students at the Centers are served in the same manner for accommodations as the Las Vegas based students. The process is the same for all students in all delivery modes.

Main Office:
(505) 454-3252

Career Services Center

  • Job Search strategies/videos
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Job Interview preparation
  • LinkedIn profile development
  • Internship resources and postings
  • Employment postings
  • Employer recruiting information sessions
  • Virtual career fairs
  • Graduate school personal statements and essays

Main Office:
(505) 454-3048

All services, resources, and virtual career fairs/events are available online at www.nmhu.edu/careerservices

Student Clubs and Organizations
Students can and have chartered clubs at the Centers, and Center students can join any campus club.
Main Office:
(505) 454-3495

Alumni Support
Joint student-alumni events in center communities, welcome of graduating students by alumni board at center commencement, recruitment of center graduates for specific seats on alumni board, and engagement with students by alumni board.Theresa M. Law, Vice-President of Advancement
(505) 454-3198



Technical support for NMHU online resources, including Banner, Brightspace, Office 365, Zoom, and more

  • Assistance and training on how to use Highlands’ online course system Desire2Learn.

Help Desk:

Information Technology Services


  • Account Access
  • Password Reset
  • Desire2Learn
  • Email / Office 365

Technical Support

  • Technical Questions
  • Report Technical Issues
  • Software Install / Updates
  • Network & Wireless
  • Computer / PCs
  • Banner

IT Security

  • Report a Concern / Issue

Technology Acquisitions

  • Software

ITS Help Desk
(505) 454-3496


Mission Statement: New Mexico Highlands University is a public comprehensive university serving our local and global communities. Our mission is to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to attain an exceptional education by fostering creativity, critical thinking and research in the liberal arts, sciences, and professions within a diverse community.